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Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given

US FMC Commissioner Visits Panama Canal Expansion Sites

Counsel to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission informs that  Commissioner William P. Doyle has recently surveyed the construction site on a visit to the Pacific-side of the expanded Panama Canal.

US Navy Ship Welcomes President of Romania

The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) welcomed aboard Romanian President Traian Bsescu while the ship was in port in Constanta, April 14.

Noble Energy COO in Line to Succeed CEO Davidson

CEO Davidson to retire on May 1, 2015; Noble to propose Stover's election as director next Tuesday Oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc said it planned to appoint

Miami Shipping Alliance Opposes Beckham's Soccer Arena Plan

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English soccer star David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami,

Military Child of the Year is a Coast Guard Daughter

Juanita Collins is no ordinary teenager, she’s a Coast Guard daughter, & due to hard work and dedication she has been presented with the 2014 Coast Guard Military

Obama Tells Putin U.S. Wants Diplomatic Solution In Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that the United States preferred a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine but

Eni's New Head Caught between Russia and New Frontiers

Claudio Descalzi faces a delicate balancing act as he takes the helm of Italian oil major Eni - guaranteeing Italy's gas supply by nurturing relations with Russia,

Toledo Maritime Academy Hosts Admiral’s Ball Weekend

The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation wrapped up a successful Admiral’s Ball Weekend on Saturday, April 12, with the fourth Annual Admiral’s Ball and Charity Auction.

Italy Proposes New Eni CEO in State Firm Shake-up

Italy on Monday tried to breathe fresh air into state-backed companies, making a clean sweep of top management at firms such as oil major Eni and defense group

Brazil's Rousseff Says Petrobras Critics Distorting Facts

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday lashed out at critics of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, saying accusations of corruption, cost-overruns and stagnation at

EU to Expand Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to expand sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine by putting more people under asset freezes and visa bans,

Brazil President Says Won't Accept Attack on Petrobras

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday lashed out at critics of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, saying accusations of corruption, cost-overruns

Concordia Captain Tried to Blame Wreck on Electrical Blackout

The captain of the Costa Concordia tried to persuade the crisis coordinator of the cruise line to pretend an electrical blackout had caused the shipwreck, a court was told on Monday.

DHS Secretary Johnson to Keynote CGA Commencement

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 133rd Commencement Exercises May 21, 2014.

US Coast Guard District Chief of Staff Retires

With over 30 years service under his belt, Capt. John Bingaman has retired following a ceremony held at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio. Capt. Bingaman, who grew up in Greensboro, N.

French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba

 France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years

Brazil's Batista Target of Insider Trading Probes

Eike Batista, who was Brazil's richest man for most of the past decade, is under investigation for allegedly engaging in insider trading while he chaired his now-bankrupt

Senate Calls for Reports into US Crude Export Ban

Senate energy committee leaders on Friday asked the Department of Energy to prepare reports examining issues relating to the country's ban on exporting crude amid record oil and gas production.

Petrobras HQ Raided by Brazil Police

Brazil's Federal Police raided the headquarters of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in Rio de Janeiro as part of a money-laundering probe, two sources

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